Human Intelligence
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HUMINT: The Human Intelligence Discipline

Human Intelligence? What is it? Human Intelligence (HUMINT), is a type of intelligence obtained from data gathered and supplied by human resources. HUMINT is critical for neutralising enemies, locating adversaries, and gathering information about internal and external threats. HUMINT is…

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Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
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CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Sources

Covert Sources Defined The House of Commons and House of Lords defines a covert human intelligence source (CHIS) as “anyone who establishes or maintains a relationship with another person in order to secretly obtain or access information.” A CHIS may…

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Iranian Water Shortage Protests: A Critical Juncture for Human Security

Summary: Iranian citizens working within the agricultural sector are currently growing more frustrated. This is due to the lack of action by the government to address the decade long drought in the Zayandeh River. The drought, which is artificially created…

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Social Media Intelligence
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SOCMINT: Social Media Intelligence a New Discipline?

What is Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT)? SOCMINT is a sub-discipline of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence). It refers to the information gathered from social media sites and the tools employed to analyse this data. In 2012, Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett…

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Intelligence Failure
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Intelligence Failure: What, When, Why and How

Intelligence Failure can be defined as when an actor does not collect and analyse information adequately, formulate sound policy based on intelligence (and other considerations), or respond effectively. This implies that Intelligence Failure can happen at multiple levels at multiple…

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The Intelligence Cycle
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What is an Intelligence Analyst?

The intelligence analyst has the task of collecting and analysing raw information and translate it into “finished” intelligence.

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MK-Ultra: The CIA Infiltrates the Human Psyche

MK-Ultra was a CIA program taking place between the 1950s and 1960s. As a response to rumours of Cold War antagonists performing mind control techniques on US prisoners of war. This article examines the projects origins, methodology, and aftermath. The…

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unit910
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Hezbollah: Black Ops Intelligence

Hezbollah External Security Organisation (ESO) is labelled as the foreign military wing of Hezbollah. The idea of the ESO goes further than what can be perceived as a ‘military wing’. The External Security Organisation (ESO) or Unit 910, is Hezbollah’s…

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The Cali KGB: Counterintelligence and the Cali Cartel

The Cali Cartel: Netflix, Narcos and Context Netflix and social media romanticised for years the reign of both the Medellin and Cali Cartel in Colombia. Cartel leaders like Pablo Escobar attract more attention than historical accounts. This adds to an…

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Human Rights was Ignored in Equatorial Guinea: What is Next?

Key Judgements (International) Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs / NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) are very limited in their operation because the civic space is closed (A3); It is almost certain that the media is under total control of the government…

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